The Danish designer Kasper Salto has designed the NAP™ chair for Fritz Hansen. With its curvaceous form, the NAP chair is feminine and elegant. The contours of the Nylon shell adapt naturally to the shape of the human body and the textured waves turn hours of sitting into an attractive proposition. "If people who sit in the chair notice they have been sitting comfortably, I think I've succeeded." says Salto.
Kasper Salto, the designer of Fritz Hansen Ice and Runner chairs was trained as a cabinetmaker with Jørgen Wolff. He graduated in 1994 as a designer from the Danish Design School.
During his studies Salto spent a term at the Art Center in Switzerland.
From 1996-1997 Salto Lectured at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen and was also appointed a member of S.E. (The Cabinetmakers' Autumn Exhibition). In 1997 Kasper Salto became an exhibiting architect for S.E. at the Museum of Applied Art in Copenhagen.
In Kasper Salto's work the Danish tradition of furniture design is continued in a well, balanced combination with international industrial design.
Salto's main source of inspiration is nature's superior way of designing and colouring.
In spite of his young age, Kasper Salto has already received several design awards for his works. Lately, Salto received the Danish Cabinetmaker's Award 2002.